2000-

Innovative and tradition-conscious

2000 - today

Innovative and tradition-conscious

In 2000 Rickmers-Linie was pruchased by Bertram RC Rickmers and began a phase of expansion and fleet renewal. The Pearl String Service, inaugurated in 2003, has since been the backbone of the Rickmers-Linie route network for Project & Heavy Lift Liner Services. Read more...

1988-2000

Rickmers-Linie as a part of Hapag-Lloyd

1988 - 2000

Rickmers-Linie as a part of Hapag-Lloyd

In 1988, Hapag-Lloyd took over the remaining shares of Rickmers-Linie from the Rickmers family. Rickmers-Linie became a 100% subsidiary of the company, gathering all conventional break bulk services of Hapag-Lloyd under it. Read more...

1946-1986

In troubled waters

1947 - 1988

In troubled waters

Surrounded by the debris the "Third Reich" had left behind when it finally collapsed, Paul Rickmers' sons, Bertram, Claus and Peter faced a difficult task. They had to find some way to put their firm back on its feet. Read more ...

1904-1946

Back to the roots

1903 - 1946

Back to the roots

From conglomerate to shipping and shipbuilding company - Paul Henry Rickmers was the decisive figure within the family during the third generation. Read more ...

1887-1902

Full steam ahead into a new era

1887 - 1902

Full steam ahead into a new era

Following the death of company founder Rickmer Clasen Rickmers, the task of carrying on with the business fell to his three sons. Read more ...

1834-1886

How it all began

1807 - 1886

How it all began

Rickmer Clasen Rickmers was born on 6 January 1807, on the island of Helgoland. In 1834 he opened a shipbuilding workshop in Bremerhaven. Read more ...